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John Williams (II) (1903–1983)

John Williams was a tall, urbane Anglo-American actor best known for his role as Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder (1954), a role he played on Broadway, in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 film, and on television in 1958. Playing Hubbard on the Great White Way brought him the 1953 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play. "Dial M for ... See full bio »

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Dial M for Murder
Dial M for Murder Chief Inspector Hubbard
To Catch a Thief
To Catch a Thief H.H. Hughson
Witness for the Prosecution


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 1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Sire Montrose
- War of the Gods: Part 2 (1979) ... Sire Montrose
- War of the Gods: Part 1 (1979) ... Sire Montrose
 1978 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
- The Contest Kid and the Big Prize (1978) ... Hawkins
 1978 Hot Lead and Cold Feet
 1976 No Deposit, No Return
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Insp. Bill Walston
- The Visiting Fireman (1974) ... Insp. Bill Walston
 1974 Lost in the Stars
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Gorum the Butler (segment "Love and the Generation Gasp")
- Love and the Awkward Age/Love and the Generation Gasp/Love and the Spendthrift (1973) ... Gorum the Butler (segment "Love and the Generation Gasp")
 1973 Banyon (TV Series)
Albert Sten
- Time Lapse (1973) ... Albert Sten
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Inspector Mills
- The Barefoot Stewardess Caper (1972) ... Inspector Mills
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Sir Roger Haversham
- Dagger of the Mind (1972) ... Sir Roger Haversham
 1971-1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Doctor (segment "The Caterpillar") / Colonel Hymber Masters (segment "The Doll")
- The Caterpillar/Little Girl Lost (1972) ... Doctor (segment "The Caterpillar")
- Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll (1971) ... Colonel Hymber Masters (segment "The Doll")
 1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Arthur Frankland
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Lord Richard Weston
- Lover's Knot (1970) ... Lord Richard Weston
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Sir Nigel Scott
- The Night of the Bleak Island (1969) ... Sir Nigel Scott
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Col. Waldebrooke
- The Funeral Is on Mundy (1969) ... Col. Waldebrooke
 1968 A Flea in Her Ear
Dr. Finache
 1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg
Gen. Francis Mayhew
 1967 Double Trouble
Gerald Waverly
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Nigel 'Niles' French
- All Nephews Are Created Equal (1967) ... Nigel 'Niles' French
- The Way It Was (1967) ... Nigel 'Niles' French
- Everybody Needs Somebody (1967) ... Nigel 'Niles' French
- The Mother Tongue (1967) ... Nigel 'Niles' French
- Ballerina Buffy (1967) ... Nigel 'Niles' French
 1966 Combat! (TV Series)
Edmund Tinsley
- The Furlough (1966) ... Edmund Tinsley
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Fred West
- In Pursuit of Excellence (1966) ... Fred West
 1966 The Last of the Secret Agents?
J. Fredrick Duval
 1965/II Harlow
Jonathan Martin
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Inspector Robert Briscoe / Insp. Robert Briscoe / Inspector Briscoe / ...
- Our Men in Marawat (1965) ... Inspector Robert Briscoe
- The Pigeons of Paris (1965) ... Insp. Robert Briscoe
- Fringe Benefits (1964) ... Inspector Briscoe
- House of Cards (1964) ... Arthur Briscoe
 1965 Dear Brigitte
Peregrine Upjohn
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Inspector Thorne
- Soldiers Sometimes Kill (1964) ... Inspector Thorne
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Gordon Bentley
- Lucy and the Great Bank Robbery (1964) ... Gordon Bentley
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Prof. Stephen Runciman
- The Day of the Homeless (1963) ... Prof. Stephen Runciman
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
William Shakespeare
- The Bard (1963) ... William Shakespeare
 1963 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Charles Augustus Caesar Bevins
- Bub's Butler (1963) ... Charles Augustus Caesar Bevins
 1963 Pygmalion (TV Movie)
Colonel Pickering
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. George Hazard
- The Thing Speaks for Itself (1963) ... Dr. George Hazard
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Caleb Burlington
- The Hands of Danofrio (1962) ... Caleb Burlington
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- Perilous (1962) ... Harry
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
John James Davis
- Accessory by Consent (1961) ... John James Davis
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Joseph Lombard
- The Oracle (1961) ... Joseph Lombard
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Sir Guy
- Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961) ... Sir Guy
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
- The Radioactive Object Adventure (1961) ... Sanders
 1961 Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life (TV Movie)
 1959-1961 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Colonel Sapt / Venables
- The Prisoner of Zenda (1961) ... Colonel Sapt
- What Every Woman Knows (1959) ... Venables
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Emory Olivant
- The Murder Game (1960) ... Emory Olivant
 1960 Midnight Lace
Inspector Byrnes
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Walter Ferguson / Lord Summerly / Mr. Lovell / ...
- A Dream of Treason (1960) ... Walter Ferguson
- Misalliance (1959) ... Lord Summerly
- Point of No Return (1958) ... Mr. Lovell
- The Clouded Image (1957) ... Sandal
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Nicolas Constantine
- Dossier (1959) ... Nicolas Constantine
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Perilous (1959) ... Harry
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Gilbert Dickinson
 1955-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Inspector Davidson / Inspector Brent / Ernest Findlater / ...
- Banquo's Chair (1959) ... Inspector Brent
- The Three Dreams of Mr. Findlater (1957) ... Ernest Findlater
- I Killed the Count: Part 3 (1957) ... Inspector Davidson
- I Killed the Count: Part 2 (1957) ... Inspector Davidson
- I Killed the Count: Part 1 (1957) ... Inspector Davidson
 1958 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Chief Inspector Hubbard
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Harry Beal
- Mister Beal Meets His Match (1958) ... Harry Beal
 1957 Witness for the Prosecution
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Col. Selby
- Rainy Day (1957) ... Col. Selby
 1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Irving La Salle Jr.
 1957 Island in the Sun
Colonel Whittingham
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Walter Van Buren
- For Better, for Worse (1957) ... Walter Van Buren
 1955-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Charles Gillis / Frazer
- The Original Miss Chase (1957) ... Charles Gillis
- The Black Wings (1955) ... Frazer
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
John T. 'Jack' Blessington
 1956 D-Day the Sixth of June
Brig. Russell
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Harold Johnson / Sir Keith Nottingham
- Sit Down with Death (1956) ... Harold Johnson
- The Hanging Judge (1956) ... Sir Keith Nottingham
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Sir Thomas
- Deception (1956) ... Sir Thomas
 1955 To Catch a Thief
H.H. Hughson
 1954 Sabrina
Thomas Fairchild
 1954 The Student Prince
 1954 Dial M for Murder
Chief Inspector Hubbard
 1952 Omnibus (TV Series)
Sir Robert Cecil (segment "The Trial of Ben Jonson")
- The Trial of Ben Jonson (1952) ... Sir Robert Cecil (segment "The Trial of Ben Jonson")
 1951 Thunder in the East
General Sir Henry Harrison
 1951 The Lady and the Bandit
Archbald Puffin
 1951 Kind Lady
Mr. Foster
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Valley Forge (1951)
 1948 A Woman's Vengeance
Prosecuting Counsel
 1947 The Paradine Case
Barrister Collins (uncredited)
 1942 The Goose Steps Out
Maj. Bishop
 1942 The Foreman Went to France
'English' Army Captain
 1942 The Next of Kin
General Cooper (uncredited)
 1942 The Big Blockade
Voice over (uncredited)
 1930 The Chumps (Short)
Porter (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Stage Play: The Fake. Drama. Written by Frederick Lonsdale. Directed by Frank Reicher. Hudson Theatre: 6 Oct 1924- Dec 1924 (closing date unknown/88 performances). Cast: Marion Allen (as "A Parlormaid"), Frank Conroy (as "The Hon. Gerrard Pillick"), Orlando Daly (as "Ernest Stanton, M.P."), Boyd Davis (as "Watkins"), Reynolds Denniston (as... See more »


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He substituted for Sebastian Cabot, as the gentleman's gentleman, or butler, for Brian Keith's Bill Davis character, in the sitcom Family Affair (1966). This was during Cabot's eight episode leave of absence (plus one overlapping episode, where they both appeared) from the program, after Cabot developed pneumonia in 1967. Williams portrayed the part of Mr. Giles French's brother, Nigel ("Niles") ... See more »

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